Valencia vs Elche CF LIVE in La Liga: Preview, Squad News and Prediction, VAL vs ELC Live streaming, follow for live updates. The Bats will lock horns against Elche CF in match week 17 of the La Liga.
When and Where is the match being played?
The La Liga match between Valencia and Elche CF will be played at Mestalla Stadium, home of Valencia. The game is scheduled to start at 9:00 PM IST on December 11.
Live Streaming Details
The live match will be available for viewers to watch on MTV India. Apart from that, it will also be available for live streaming on the Jio TV app and Voot Select LIVE.
Valencia vs Elche: Game Preview
Valencia are currently 8th in the La Liga table, seven points outside of the Champions League qualification places. They registered a 2-1 win against Celta Vigo in their last league match on Monday. Meanwhile, Elche are currently 16th in the league table with 15 points from 16 games. They defeated Cadiz 3-1 at home last weekend.
Valencia vs Elche: Squad News and Injuries
Elche: Javier Pastore missed Elche’s last league game against Cadiz through injury and is in doubt for the trip to Valencia as well. Josema and Pedro Bigas are other notable absentees for the Green-striped ones coming into the game.
Valencia: Centre-back Gabriel Paulista is ruled out with an injury. Jose Gaya will also miss the game through suspension. However, Thierry Correia could play a part in the fixture after recovering from a muscle injury.
Valencia vs Elche FC: Predicted Lineups
Valencia –Jasper Cillessen; Dimitri Foulquier, Omar Alderete, Hugo Guillamon, Toni Lato; Uros Racic, Daniel Wass, Hugo Duro, Carlos Soler; Helder Costa and Goncalo Guedes
Elche FC -Kiko Casilla, Helibelton Palacios, Enzo Roco, Diego González Polanco, Johan Mojica; Tete Morente, Omar Mascarell, Gerard Gumbau, Fidel Chaves; Dario Benedetto and Lucas Perez
Valencia vs Elche FC: Head to Head Stats
The two teams have played each other 48 times across all competitions. The Bats lead 23-15 in wins while 10 games have ended in a stalemate. Both sides recorded a win in their home fixtures last season. Elche won 2-1 at the Estadio Manuel Martínez Valero, while Valencia returned the favor with a 1-0 win at Mestella Stadium.
Valencia vs Elche CF: Players to Watch out for
Elche CF- Johan Mojica
Johan Mojica has been colossal at the back for Elche this season. The Colombian international averaged 1.4 tackles, 1.4 clearances and 0.6 interceptions per game in 16 La Liga appearances this season. He also scored one goal and chipped in two assists for his teammates this campaign.
Valencia – Gonçalo Guedes
The Portugal international has featured in all of Valencia’s league games this season, scoring three and assisting three goals. The Bats will be looking towards him to get the points against Real Madrid.
GOALKEEPER– Kiko Casilla
DEFENDER– Mojica, Raco, Guillamón, Alderete
MIDFIELDER – Morente, Soler Werner
FORWARD: Guedes, Lucas Perez, Daros
The 12th Man Prediction
Valenica are unbeaten in their last 6 league games and are the favourites against Elche. Elche have done well in their 3-1 victory against Cadiz but might struggle against Valencia.
FT: Valencia 2-1 Elche